Thursday, August 18, 2011

Using Guidelines to Increase Focus on Subject

There are several lines that help guide the viewer to the main subject, which is the man & child on the bridge.
Some are natural and some enhanced with photo-editing.

These are:
  • Bridge railings
  • Top of roof (top right)
  • Rippling water starting bottom right. The water just to the left was darkened a little to make contrast greater.
  • The darker 'V' portion of the tree that splits above girls head. This was also darkened slightly to increase effect.
  • There is a dark patch just to the left of man's head that forms a 'C'.  This was also slightly darkened.

I thought I'd show my own B&W photo, as I'm doing a book review in the next article about Digital B&W editing.

Niels Henriksen

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